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Nurturing A Network: NW Minnesota Creation Care Team 2013

The mission of the Northwest Minnesota Synod Creation CareTeam is “to nurture a growing network that inspires our congregations and their members ...
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Carers for Creation Collaborate in the Northeast to Support the Earth and One Another (2015)

Carers for Creation Collaborate in the Northeast to Support the Earth and One Another (2015)

Check out the list of assets all these people bring to the table and how many forces are represented here! ...
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Larry Rasmussen’s Lecture for the Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics at Union Seminary

Voices from science, ethics, and theology on Eco-Reformation. Veni, Creator Spiritus! An Ecological Reformation Veni, Creator Spiritus! Once a World Council ...
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Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis' Letter on Climate Change

Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis’ Letter on Climate Change

This is a four week study intended for church adult education, college, or seminary classrooms. The study takes up the theme ...
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Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet ...
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2016 Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 

2016 Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 

Noting "the many biblical themes of renewal and liberation that water affords," and the importance of watersheds for environmental justice and creation ...
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Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Click here to download the "Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial" from the ELCA ...
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Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod

Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod, introduces the concept of a watershed and includes ...
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National Association of Conservation Districts (educational materials)

2018 Stewardship Theme: Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home Educational materials for all ages, including Church Leaders Guide and Litany ...
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Reflections on Swedish Bishops’ Letter on Climate Change

On May 19, 2015, LSTC Professors Kadi Billman, Barbara Rossing, and Vítor Westhelle, reflected on A Bishops' Letter about Climate ...
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God, Creation and Climate Change: A Resource for Reflection and Discussion, Lutheran World Federation.

Click here to download Lutheran World Federation's "God, Creation and Climate Change: A Resource for Reflection." ...
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Waiting for Lutherans

"Waiting for the Lutherans" An article by Larry Rasmussen in Currents and Theology and Mission ...
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Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger with ...
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Sing Out! Celebrating with Creation: Songs in Support of Ongoing Earth-Care 

Sing Out! Celebrating with Creation: Songs in Support of Ongoing Earth-Care 

Sing Out! Songs written to known melodies, for use in association with the Eco-Reformation, the Season of Creation, or occasions for ...
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St. Andrew's Environmental Stewardship Team: Nine Years Old and Still Going Strong!

St. Andrew’s Environmental Stewardship Team: Nine Years Old and Still Going Strong!

The Environmental Stewardship Team (EST) at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN (a congregation of some 6,000 people on ...
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Companion Sites

Lutherans Restoring Creation greatly appreciates the volunteers who keep the following resources updated. We are also blessed to have a ...
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Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

On Earth Day 2016, a small group of people of faith visited Massachusetts' Senator Ed Markey's office in Boston to ...
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Climate Change 101 ELCA Advocacy Issue Brief

Click here to download "Climate Change 101," an ELCA Advocacy Issue Brief ...
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Ecological Christianity through Luther’s Small Catechism

We marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the occasion of Martin Luther writing his 95 Theses. For those ...
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Sample resolutions to edit and submit at your next synod assembly

Carbon Pricing & Dividend Sample Resolutions & Talking Points/Issues Sample Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy Resolution Sample Fossil Fuels Divestment ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Ten Commandments

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of Baptism

I. What is Baptism? Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God's command and ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of the Altar

What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Creed

The 1st Article, on Creation I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. What is this? I ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven. What is this? With these words God wants to attract us, so that we come to ...
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Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly Lutherans Call for Repeal of “Fracking Loopholes” (2014)

On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ...
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MN Area Synod Passes Climate Change Resolution

Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our ...
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New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

At the New England 2013 Assembly, June 7-9, voters agreed to urge the restraint of hydraulic fracturing and request an ...
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Upper Susquehanna (PA) Synod Assembly passes three eco-related Memorials/Resolutions (2015)

At the Upper Susquehanna (PA) Synod June 2015 Assembly three eco-related Memorials/Resolutions were passed. The following is a summary of ...
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Articles by Panu Pihkala, University of Helsinki

“Rediscovery of Early Twentieth-Century Ecotheology”, Open Theology. An open access article about the early history of eco-theology, 1900-1954, leading up to Lutheran ...
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